Chinatown is always fascinating, and the area is even more bustling and vivid during Chinese New Year celebrations. Our guide Charlotte will explain the customs, taboos and traditions of this exciting and colourful holiday. As we wander through the streets of Chinatown, learn about the history of the area. We will drop by a bakery that makes traditional Chinese cakes, meet sellers of incense and paper money, and visit a clan house and a temple with a storied history. See beautiful pussy willows and kumquats, and the opportunity to buy bits and pieces along the way. The tour will end at the Chinatown Complex where bargains abound. You then have the option to have a meal at the famous Smith St Noodle Shop (at own expense) and enjoy the lights and atmosphere of Chinatown at this time of year.
Date and time: Saturday, 30 January 2021 from 9.30am - 12.30pm
Meeting point: At the pergola in front of Block 3 and behind the bus stop, corner of Neil Rd and Everton Rd. Note: Parking is available at the start of this tour but as we will finish at different point, you are advised to use taxis or public transport to the meeting point. The nearest MRT is Outram Park.
Tour language: English
Member price: 35$
Non-member price: 49$
As there will be a lot of walking, please put on comfortable footwear that is easy to remove and bring your umbrella and lots of drinking water.
Please take note of the following requirements from the Singapore government:
Please note: A minimum number of participants is needed for the tour to proceed. Tour will be cancelled should the required minimum number of participants not be met 2 days before the tour date. Your ticket will be refunded in this case.